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Imperial Star Artichoke Care: How To Grow An Imperial Star Artichoke Plant

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2020-01-31 18:00
Imperial Star artichokes were originally developed to meet the needs of commercial growers. This thornless variety of artichoke is primarily cultivated as an annual and harvested during the winter months. In California, where the bulk of commercial artichoke production is located, perennial artichokes are harvested from spring through fall. The introduction of the Imperial Star artichokes allowed California growers to supply fresh artichokes year-round. Imperial Star Artichoke Info Since Imperial Star artichokes were specifically bred for cultivation as a cold-climate annual, this variety is well adapted for home gardeners who are unable to grow artichokes as perennials. The key to producing buds on annuals is exposing the Imperial Star artichoke plant to nighttime temperatures in the 50- to 60-degree F. (10 to 16 C.) range for a minimum of two weeks. Imperial Star artichoke plants typically produce one to two primary buds up to 4 ½ inches (11.5 cm.) in

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Artichoke Plant Types: Learn About Different Artichoke Varieties

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2020-01-31 15:00
There are several varieties of artichoke, some of which produce big buds with plenty of flesh, while others are more decorative. Different artichoke plants are bred for different harvest times as well. Keep reading for info on different artichoke varieties that might be suitable for your region. Artichoke Plant Types Artichokes are one of those playful foods that have both the leaves and choke to enjoy. I’m a leaf kind of person myself and have always grown these beautiful big plants for eating and as ornamentals. All types of artichoke can be quite expensive in the supermarket but are easy to grow and can give diversity to your produce selections. Artichokes are thistles and related to one particularly wicked one – the stinging thistle. It’s hard to imagine who first decided to eat one of these big flower buds, but whoever it was had a stroke of genius. The tender

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Container Grown Artichoke Plants: How To Grow Artichokes In Pots

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2020-01-31 11:00
Related to the thistle, artichokes are rich in dietary fiber, potassium, and magnesium, and, they are absolutely delicious. If you don’t think you have garden space for the large plant, try growing an artichoke in a container. Potted artichokes are simple to grow if you follow these container grown artichoke tips. About Artichokes in Pots Artichokes thrive with mild winters and cool, foggy summers where they can be grown as perennials. In these mild climates, USDA zones 8 and 9, artichokes in pots can be overwintered when pruned and mulched. Those in cooler regions needn’t despair; you can still grow artichokes in pots, albeit as annuals which are planted in the spring. In the subtropical regions of zones 10 and 11, container grown artichokes should be planted in the fall. Growing Potted Artichokes Annual artichokes are usually started from seed indoors while perennial artichokes are usually purchased as starts. Start

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Artichoke Plant Propagation – How To Propagate An Artichoke

Organic Gardening - Fri, 2020-01-31 07:00
Artichoke (Cynara cardunculus) has a rich culinary history which dates back several centuries to the time of ancient Romans. The propagation of artichoke plants is believed to have originated in the Mediterranean area where this perennial thistle was considered a delicacy. How to Propagate an Artichoke As a tender perennial, artichokes are winter hardy in USDA zones 7 through 11. Modern day gardeners wishing to cultivate artichokes in other climates can do so by planting artichoke from seeds and growing them as annuals. Rooting artichoke cuttings is another method of artichoke plant propagation and is used in areas where they can be grown as perennials. Planting Artichokes from Seeds When growing artichokes as an annual crop in cooler climates, it’s best to start the seeds indoors approximately two months before the last frost date. It was long believed artichokes grown from seed were inferior to those propagated by rooting cuttings.

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Haworthia Propagation Guide – How To Propagate Haworthia Plants

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-01-30 18:03
Haworthia are attractive succulents with pointed leaves that grow in a rosette pattern. With over 70 species, the fleshy leaves can vary from soft to firm and fuzzy to leathery. Many have white stripes banding the leaves while other species have variegated coloration. In general, haworthia remain small, making them the perfect size for container gardening. Due to their size, purchasing haworthia to fill a flowerbed or a large succulent planter can get expensive. Propagating haworthia is not difficult and can give gardeners the quantity of plants they need. There are several methods of propagating succulents, so let’s consider which methods work best for haworthia propagation. How to Propagate Haworthia There are three proven methods for propagating haworthia: seeds, offset division, or leaf cutting. Which method you choose will depend upon what is available to you. Starting new haworthia plants using these methods can give gardeners all the plants they

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Delphinium Seed Planting: When To Sow Delphinium Seeds

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-01-30 15:11
Delphinium is a striking flowering perennial. Some varieties can grow up to eight feet (2 m.) tall. They produce spikes of stunning small flowers in blue, deep indigo, violent, pink, and white. Delphinium is popular for cut flowers and cottage style gardens, but they do require a good deal of work. If you’re prepared to put in the time, start with seeds. Growing Delphiniums from Seed Delphinium plants are known for being high maintenance, but they reward you with stunning flowers. Knowing how and when to sow delphinium seeds will set you on the right path to growing tall, healthy, flowering plants. Germinating delphinium seeds requires a cold start so put your seeds in the refrigerator for about a week before planting. Start seeds indoors about eight weeks before the last frost of spring. Alternatively, sow seeds directly in flower beds in early summer. If sowing outside, you may want

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Propagating Starfruit Trees: Tips For Growing A New Starfruit Tree

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-01-30 11:07
Have you ever thought about growing a new starfruit tree? These subtropical plants are hardy in USDA zones 10 through 12, but don’t worry if you live in an area that receives frost. You can still use methods of starfruit propagation to grow this amazing fruit as a container plant. How to Propagate a Starfruit There are three methods that are commonly used when propagating starfruit trees. They are seed propagation, air layering, and grafting. The latter is the most desirable method for large scale production. Growing a New Starfruit Tree from Seeds Starfruit seeds lose their viability quickly. They must be harvested from the fruit when they are plump and mature, then planted within a few days. Seed germination ranges from one week in the summer to two or more weeks during the winter months. Start the fresh starfruit seeds in damp peat moss. Once sprouted, the seedlings can

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Apple Tree Rooting: Learn About Planting Apple Tree Cuttings

Organic Gardening - Thu, 2020-01-30 07:00
If you’re new (or even not so new) to the gardening game, you might wonder how apple trees are propagated. Apples are usually grafted onto hardier rootstocks, but what about planting apple tree cuttings? Can you root apple tree cuttings? Starting apple tree cuttings is possible; however, you may not end up with the exact characteristics of the parent plant. Read on to learn more. Can You Root Apple Tree Cuttings? Apples can be started from seed, but it’s a little like spinning a roulette wheel; you never know exactly what you’ll get. The rootstocks of most popular apple varieties tend to be susceptible to disease and are grafted onto hardier rootstock. Another method of propagation is planting apple tree cuttings. This is a fairly straightforward method of propagation but, as with propagation from seed, it’s a bit of a mystery as to what you will end up with and

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Savoy Express Cabbage Variety – Planting Savoy Express Seeds

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-01-29 18:00
For many home vegetable growers, space can be extremely limited in the garden. Those wishing to expand their vegetable patch may feel frustrated by their limitations when it comes to growing larger crops. Plants like cabbages, for instance, require quite a bit of space and a long growing season to truly thrive. Luckily, smaller and more compact varieties have been developed for those of us hoping to make the best of our growing spaces. The ‘Savoy Express’ cabbage variety is just one example of vegetables that are perfect for raised beds, containers, and/or urban gardens. Growing Savoy Express Cabbages Savoy Express hybrid cabbage is a small variety of cabbage that is quick to mature. Reaching full size in as little as 55 days, this cabbage maintains a wrinkled appearance and an exceptionally sweet taste that is perfect for culinary use. Savoy Express cabbage variety produces crisp heads which reach roughly

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Copenhagen Market Early Cabbage: Tips For Growing Copenhagen Market Cabbage

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-01-29 15:00
Cabbage is one of the most versatile vegetables and is featured in many cuisines. It is also easy to grow and may be planted for an early summer crop or a fall harvest. Copenhagen Market early cabbage matures in as little as 65 days so you can enjoy coleslaw, or whatever you fancy, sooner than with most varieties. If you are a cabbage lover, try growing Copenhagen Market cabbage plants. Copenhagen Market Early Facts This early producer is an heirloom vegetable that produces large, round heads. The blue-green leaves are rich in nutrients and are delicious raw or cooked. Copenhagen Market cabbage plants must be timed to mature before summer heat amps up or the heads are prone to cracking. This cabbage has the word “market” in its name because it is a vigorous producer and has visual appeal, making it valuable for commercial growers. It is an heirloom cabbage

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Gonzales Cabbage Plant Info – How To Grow Gonzales Cabbage

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-01-29 11:00
Gonzales cabbage variety is a green, early season hybrid that is common in European grocery stores. The mini heads measure 4 to 6 inches (10 to 15 cm.) and take 55 to 66 days to mature. The firm, softball-size heads mean less waste. They are a perfect size for most family-size cabbage meals and have a sweet, spicy taste. Read on to learn how to grow Gonzales cabbage plants in your garden. Growing Gonzales Cabbages This cabbage plant is moderately easy to grow indoors or by directly sowing in soil outdoors. The cold hardy cabbage (USDA zones 2 to 11) can be grown in spring, fall or winter and can tolerate a hard frost. Seeds should germinate within seven to 12 days. The Gonzales cabbage plant also is suitable for container culture. To grow indoors, start seeds four to six weeks before the last frost. Sow seeds two to three

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Kaitlin F1 Cabbage Info – Tips For Growing Kaitlin Cabbage Plants

Organic Gardening - Wed, 2020-01-29 07:02
There are many types of cabbage to grow. The variety you select depends on how long you want to store the heads, what you tend to use them for, and what time of the growing season they are ready to harvest. Kaitlin F1 cabbage is a mid-season variety with medium sized heads and leaves that are dry in comparison to other cabbages. The heads also have a long storage life. If these traits appeal to you, try growing Kaitlin cabbage as a complement to your vegetable garden. About Kaitlin F1 Cabbage What is Kaitlin cabbage? It is a mid-standard hybrid developed as a kraut cabbage. It is considered a sauerkraut vegetable due to its low moisture content and the thickness of the leaves. Additionally, the flesh remains pure white, making for an eye appealing kraut. The “F1” in the name refers to a hybrid that resulted from breeding two distinct

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What Does A Botanist Do: Learn About Careers In Plant Science

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-01-28 18:00
Whether you’re a high school student, a displaced homemaker, or looking for a career change, you might consider the field of botany. Opportunities for careers in plant science are rising and many botanists make an above average income. What is a Botanist? Botany is the scientific study of plants and a botanist is a person who studies plants. Plant life can vary from the smallest one celled life forms to the tallest redwood trees. Thus, the field is widely varied and the job possibilities are endless. What Does a Botanist Do? The majority of botanists specialize in a particular area of botany. Examples of various areas include the study of marine phytoplanktons, agricultural crops, or the specialized plants of the Amazon rainforest. Botanists can have many job titles and work in many industries. Here is a small sampling: Mycologist – studies fungi Wetland conservationist – works to preserve swamps, marshes,

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Is Gardening Profitable: Learn How To Make Money Gardening

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-01-28 15:00
Can you make money from gardening? If you’re an avid gardener, making money from gardening is a real possibility. But is gardening profitable? Gardening can, in fact, be very profitable but requires a lot of time and injury. On the other hand, garden money making can consist of simply earning a little pocket change to spend on new gardening tools or something else you enjoy. Are you intrigued? Let’s explore some ideas for making money from gardening. How to Make Money Gardening Here are some garden money-making tips and ideas to get you started, many of which require nothing more than your own personal gardening experience: Grow microgreens for selling to vegan/vegetarian restaurants or grocery stores. Sell herbs to restaurants or specialty grocery stores. Sell cut flowers to farmers’ markets or florists’ shops.  Sell garlic for eating or planting. Garlic braids sell well also. If you grow herbs, you can

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How To Work In Horticulture – Learn About Careers In Gardening

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-01-28 11:00
There are plenty of jobs for people with green thumbs to choose from. Horticulture is a wide career field with jobs ranging from gardener to farmer to professor. Some careers require a degree, even graduate degrees, while others you only need to have experience or a willingness to learn on the job. Check out all the possibilities for gardening jobs and related careers to earn a living doing what you love. Types of Careers in Gardening If you love gardening, there are plenty of different gardening jobs that allow you to take this hobby and passion and turn it into a way to earn a living. Some of the many possible career opportunities related to plants and gardening include: Gardening/landscaping: This is a great career choice if you want to get dirty, work with your hands, and if you are not necessarily interested in getting a degree. In landscaping jobs

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What Is A Corporate Garden – Learn About Gardening At Work

Organic Gardening - Tue, 2020-01-28 07:01
Whether you work in management or spend your day in a cube farm, encouraging your boss to create company gardens for employees can be a win-win proposition. Gardening at work can give apartment dwellers access to free vegetables or supply the company cafeteria with organically-grown healthy produce. For these reasons and many more, company gardening is an idea that’s catching on in corporate America. What is a Corporate Garden? Just like it sounds, a corporate garden is an area dedicated to growing vegetables and garden-type fruit. This can be a green space located on the company’s property or it can be inside an atrium where vegetables have replaced the traditional snake plants, peace lilies and philodendrons. Touted as a means to improve mental, physical and emotional health of employees, gardening at work does have its benefits: Physical activity offsets the negative effect of sedentary jobs. Research shows an inactive lifestyle

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Japanese Juniper Care – How To Grow A Japanese Juniper Plant

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-01-27 18:00
A wonderful, low maintenance sprawling plant comes in the form of Japanese juniper shrubs. Scientifically known as Juniperus procumbens, the second part of the name refers to the plant’s low height. If you want a “set and forget” type of plant, Japanese juniper care is minimal and easy once established. Learn how to care for Japanese juniper and enjoy this low maintenance plant in your garden. About Japanese Juniper Shrubs Blue green foliage and elegant prostrate stems characterize this juniper plant. The dwarf, evergreen shrub makes a perfect addition to most sites with an adaptable nature and its only main requirement is full sun. As an added bonus, deer seldom bother this needled plant and it remains green throughout the winter. Unmotivated gardeners might want to try growing Japanese junipers. Not only are they easy and uncomplaining but they fill in hillsides, create a carpet under trees, set off pathways,

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Japanese Stewartia Info: How To Plant A Japanese Stewartia Tree

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-01-27 15:00
If you can only bring one tree into your garden, it will have to provide beauty and interest for all four seasons. The Japanese stewartia tree is up for the job. This medium-sized, deciduous tree decorates a yard at every time of the year, from the showy summer flowers to unforgettable autumn color to gorgeous peeling bark in winter. For more Japanese stewartia info and tips on Japanese stewartia care, read on. What is a Japanese Stewartia? Native to Japan, the Japanese stewartia tree (Stewartia pseudocamellia) is a popular ornamental tree in this country. It thrives in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 5 through 8. This lovely tree has a dense crown of oval leaves. It grows to about 40 feet (12 m.) tall, shooting up at the rate of 24 inches (60 cm.) a year. Japanese Stewartia Information It’s hard to know where to begin to describe

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Portuguese Laurel Care: How To Plant Portuguese Laurel Tree

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-01-27 11:03
The Portuguese laurel tree (Prunus lusitanica) is a pretty, dense evergreen that also makes an excellent hedge. Whether you want a flowering tree, hedge for a border, or a privacy screen, this Mediterranean native fits the bill. It does require some warmth, though, so if your climate is too cold, Portuguese laurel is not the best option. About Portuguese Laurel Hedges Portuguese laurel can actually be considered a tree and a hedge, but botanically speaking is a tree. Native to Spain and Portugal, this is a broadleaf evergreen that thrives in warm climates. It is hardy only through zone 7 in the U.S., and can maybe stretch to zone 6 winters with protection. Grown as a tree, this laurel can be up to 50 feet (15 m.) high, but more likely will stay closer to 30 feet (9 m.) in height. The canopy is low and umbrella like. Pruned as

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West North Central Gardening: Choosing Native Plants For Northern Plains Gardens

Organic Gardening - Mon, 2020-01-27 07:00
Using native plants in West North Central states is a great idea for supporting local wildlife, lowering maintenance requirements in your yard, and enjoying the best the region has to offer. Understand your options and choose more native plants as you plan for the next season. Why Go Native for West North Central Gardening? There are many great reasons to use native plants in the landscape. These are the plants specifically adapted to your region, climate, and environment so they are more likely to grow well and be healthy than nonnative plants. A native garden will require less of your time because you don’t need to adapt the environment to suit them. You will use fewer resources too, including water. If you enjoy nature and wildlife, a native garden will best support them and provide food and shelter for your local insects, birds, and mammals. Native Plants for Northern Plains

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